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I want the NHS to treat my 5cm sliding hernia with surgery.

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I want the NHS to treat my 5cm sliding hernia with surgery. Is there an NHS policy which prevents this?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Thanks for this question
Why would there be a policy against it?
why were the referrals cancelled?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Every time I have asked why they are cancelled I am told that my GP doesn't know. I feel like I am being prevented from getting treatment due to NHS cut backs.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
that is very possible why does he need surgery so bad?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Currently the hernia is affecting my heart. I have lots of difficulty with bowel movements. I am unable to eat proper food and am on a mostly liquid diet and hence losing weight. Have pain in eating proper food right hand upper quadrant radiating to back. (All gallbladder etc tests ok) Struggle to walk up stairs and walk more than 100 yards. Short of breath. Unable to work and losing my company. If I don't eat my heart rate improves loads. When I eat even walking to the toilet becomes almost impossible.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
then yes I agree.you absolutely need surgery
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your help it is much appreciated.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
welcome